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Community Projects Fund


Grant funding is available for small projects run by community groups which address the themes detailed in the Council's Tackling Poverty Strategy.

The maximum grant is up to £1,000 which can be used to fund a single small project or an initial contribution towards a larger project where the applicant intends to raise funds through other means. 

You can apply for funding by filling in an application form which can be found further down the page. Please read the criteria and guidance below and give as much detail as possible in your application form.


An application must support one of the following Tackling Poverty objectives:

  1. Addressing basic needs – for those experiencing poverty and inequality
  2. Creating pathways into local employment and improving employment options
  3. Supporting people to deal with money matters
  4. Improving information and co-ordination to better support communities


Applications will be considered by representatives of the Council's Tackling Poverty Delivery Board.

Applicants should:

  • Demonstrate that the activity will meet one of the four Tackling Poverty objectives
  • Detail how the activity will benefit residents of Allerdale and how you will measure this.
  • Be a community group, charity or not-for-profit organisation, which does not give potential sources of income to charity and has appropriate governance in place (constitution, memorandum of understanding etc.)
  • Have appropriate insurance and permissions in place
  • Not make more than one application for a specific project in a single financial year

Please note grants cannot be paid retrospectively.

Application process:

To apply for a grant, please download and complete the application form below and email it to

Download the Community Projects Fund application form

The application will require details on the following where applicable:

  • That the activity meets health and safety, young people/vulnerable adults safeguarding standards, operates in line with equality legislation, public liability insurance, constitution
  • Clearly demonstrate how you will meet the Council’s Community Project’s Fund criteria, including outputs and outcomes to show how people will benefit
  • Timescales of the activity
  • Detail of how much is being asked for and how this has been calculated.

Please note an evaluation report will be required no more than six weeks after the project is completed.

We welcome applications at any time. The decision will be made by tthe Tackling Poverty Delivery Board. Following the meeting, you will be informed in writing/by email if your application is successful or not.

Documented evidence of expenditure of the grant may be requested.

Please be sure to download and read the grant terms and conditions below:

Download the Terms and Conditions


Data Protection:Allerdale Borough Council takes your privacy seriously and your data will be used to administer and analyse grants and projects for research purposes. It will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). We may share your data internally or with partner organisations where necessary to administer the Fund, or where we are legally required to do so. The need to maintain confidentiality of vulnerable groups is recognised and their details will not be made public in any way, except as required by law. Failure to provide the necessary information may mean we are unable to process your funding application. We will not use your data for marketing purposes unless we have gained your consent to do so. You have a number of rights in relation to your data. If you want to exercise any of these rights then you can do so by contacting the Information Governance and Data Protection Officer, Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YJ (tel: 0303 123 1702 /email: or by using the Individuals’ Rights form on our website. For further information please see the Privacy Notice and Individuals’ Rights page on our website. If you are dissatisfied with the way we have processed your data you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at

Freedom of Information Act:The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives members of the public the right to request access to information that is held by local authorities, this includes information received from third parties, such as, although not limited to, grant applicants, grant holders and contractors. If information is requested under the Freedom of Information Act it will be released, subject to certain exemptions.